How We Help Continue Plant Cycles
Plant Makeup was born in 2004 inspired by a 20 x 15 wild plot of land that sits quietly on Cape Cod. Supporting local flora and fauna, this DIY sanctuary is a endless teacher and giver of inspiration. Every year it is seeded and planted with new wild herbal editions. This year we successfully planted three beach rose (Rosa rugosa) bushes and one lilac tree. Some of the local plants we support are: 5 types of mint (spearmint, spearmint x peppermint, pineapple, chocolate, basil), Japanese honeysuckle, blue vervain, red raspberry, yarrow, feverfew, echinacea, lemon balm, oregano, calendula, sweet fern, sweet fern, violets, plantain, red clover, white clover, comfrey, evening primrose, and more! It's amazing how much can grow on one tiny piece of land, seeded by the wind and the wild. We hope to add purple loosestrife, tansy and queen anne's lace by next season. This DIY sanctuary has been growing wild each year since 2000 AD, ever evolving. We return all plant material back to the earth after infused. Plant Makeup products are 100% natural, one of the first makeup brands completely free of toxins, chemicals and artificial ingredients- not just plant based, but truly made from plants. XO, Jes aka Orangepeelmystic
Aquarian Soul is a plant based luxury wellness brand, infused with the healing energies of crystals. All our products come in fully recyclable containers and we use biodegradable packaging. Every ingredient we use is carefully selected for its organic, ethically sourced, quality ingredients. We source all our own crystals whether its digging them out of the ground ourselves out in the deserts and mountains of Southern California / Arizona or going to international gem shows to pick them out. Ally, founder of Aquarian Soul, is working towards running one of the few white sage farms in the US. We grow over 20 varieties of sage plants including the 'at risk' white sage. We grow over 60 medicinal plants including: mint, lemon balm, hibiscus, mugwort, rosemary, calendula, yarrow, California wild rose, lemongrass, chamomile, epazote, sweetgrass, evening primrose, comfrey, as well as many different varieties of roses and lavender. We sustainably harvest very small amounts of white sage, black sage, sagebrush, piñon pine and cedar from the mountains and fields surrounding our studio. We believe in growing all your own medicinal plants and taking little if nothing from the wild. We also gather and process white sage and black sage seeds by hand in our studio to help keep white sage alive for future generations. In our spare time we love making seed bombs from wild California flower seeds and spreading the color all over California! We are proud members of the California Native Plant Society, United Plant Savers and American Herbalists Guild.
Smoke Perfume & Co. was launched with a single fragrance by founder Kathleen Currie in 2013. Drawing on her background as a massage therapist, herbalist, and aromatherapist, Currie set out to craft a scent that was as evocative as it was therapeutic. The signature scent of vetiver, citrus, and jasmine that launched the company has continued to grow organically and has spawned a cult following in the natural fragrance movement. While Smoke Perfume & Co. has expanded far beyond Currie's French Quarter kitchen, the company remains committed to producing high-quality products using ethically sourced, all-natural ingredients and sustainable, but thoughtfully designed packaging. Inspired by the company's home base of New Orleans, as well as travel, wellness, nature and the environment, Smoke Perfume & Co. offers an elegant and unique approach to unisex perfumes and holistic beauty products. To this day, Currie enjoys using wildcrafted plants infused into products, and is passionate about the study of herbalism as well as holistic wellness. This continues to be a huge influence and cornerstone on the company. Currie enjoys donating to local charities, most recently donating 10% of all sales to the flood relief following devastating flooding in central Louisiana.
Marble & Milkweed
Disarmingly analog and made carefully by hand, Marble & Milkweed products are designed to simplify the way you care for yourself. Our deep commitment to sourcing organic, fair-trade and responsibly wild crafted ingredients sets us apart in a market increasingly crowded with so-called "all-natural" options. Our products are gentle and contain no harsh synthetic additives or artificial scents. We are conscious of the impact our packaging has on the environment and strive to reduce unnecessary packaging. We use glass bottles and jars, and compostable paper packaging, all of which can have lives beyond their first use. Taking good care of yourself truly goes hand in hand with caring for the planet. Marble & Milkweed is proud to support the work of Butterfly Project NYC with a portion of our profits. Briar grew up in Washington State where her early experiences out of doors and in the garden inspired a continuing desire to live in harmony with the earth. After a decade spent in the pastry kitchen in New York City, she felt called to take her skill in sourcing and creating with exquisite raw materials in a new direction, channeling the energy in her work towards supporting health and well-being in the world.She believes that there is a real kinship between the apothecary and the kitchen. Much of her work with Marble & Milkweed is informed by her culinary work (especially the intense focus on working with beautiful, pure botanical materials), the alchemy of scent, as well as by years of self-guided research in plant-based skin care.The most rewarding part of her work is helping clients discover the endless potential for beauty and harmony in the relationship between skin, spirit, and the natural world. She strives to share this connection through the conscious choices in philosophy, ingredients and packaging that bring Marble & Milkweed to life.When she's not at the studio, she can be found tending her community garden plot or walking in the city in search of inspiration. Briar is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and United Plant Savers.
Mother Mountain Herbals
Mother Mountain Herbals, located in North Carolina, specializes in handcrafted, small-batch plant goods with a focus on traditional western herbs. Plants used are lovingly home-grown, procured from US-based herb farms and certified organic sources, or sustainably wild-crafted (weedy species only). Stina Swesey, founder of Mother Mountain Herbals, is an artist, forager, gardener, beekeeper, and bonafide plant person. Mother Mountain Herbals was created to not only provide people with products that nourish the body and spirit with pure plant magic, but to also pay homage to our great Mama Earth and inspire communion with one of our greatest gifts, the plant kin-dom.
My name is Leyna, and I started Urb Apothecary in early 2013. I grew up in rural Northern California, playing in ponds, blackberry briars, oaks trees, and overgrown meadows and it was here that I felt most at home, amongst the wild plants. In college, I studied Foods and Nutrition and was discontented and disconcerted that it centered mostly around the Food Pyramid and hardly at all on the importance of herbs and organic foods. Urb Apothecary was born out of a deep love for the wild plants and herbs and the need for clean body care products. I source from farms as local as possible and am currently working on sourcing more from small independent herb farms. I would LOVE to grow more of my own, but alas, I live in a city and land is a very expensive commodity. This community of makers has been one of the most amazing sources of inspiration, comradery, help, and friendship and I am so so so thankful! And I love fancy donuts.
My name is Katheryn Langelier and Iâ€™m the owner, formulator and farmer at Herbal Revolution Farm & Apothecary. Our MOFGA certified organic farm and herbal business is located in beautiful mid-coast Maine where I use herbs and vegetables that I grow, wild harvest and locally source to create tea blends, elixir, tonics and shrubs, which is a concentrated drinking vinegar. In 2010 Herbal Revolution sprouted from 20 years of studying herbal medicine and my passion for sustainable organic farming, health, wellness and preventative care. As an herbalist, formulator and gardener I offer and create products that I see a need for in my community. In our fast paced, high stress world supporting vitality and immune health is essential. Herbal Revolution creates products that support and nourish whole body wellness and vitality using high quality organic ingredients to create delicious products that can be used in our everyday lives.
The October Union
The October Union was founded in October of 2010 after I began experimenting with natural perfumes. I became fascinated with essential oils, absolutes, resins, and extracts. Feeling called by ancient traditions of so many before me, I set out to learn from experiencing as many plants, flowers, herbs, and as many aromatic treasures as I could. Weaving tradition with deep creative intuition, my mission is to present beautiful blends always handmade by me. My favorite plants are Cistus and California Sagebrush. I solely support sourcing organically grown, respectfully wild harvested and fairly traded ingredients. This year, I’ve been focusing on sourcing locally as much as possible and growing or wild harvesting all of the ingredients used to create my products. Products are packaged in glass, eco tubes and tins. My goal is to completely eliminate all plastic from my packaging, like in caps and spray tubes. All paper used is tree-less, tape is biodegradable and all shipping/packing supplies are recycled and recyclable.
Moon Minded Medicine
Moon Minded Medicine was created by herbalist, Siena Perez del Campo & her partner, Gabriel Vicente. Driven by her lifelong love of plants & people & the stories that connect them, Siena founded this small herbal product business with the hope that her products would connect plants & people. She is a graduate of the Roots of Herbalism program with her studies highlighting Herbal Therapeutics, Medicine Making, & Growing Plant Medicine. Gabriel spent many years as a freelance app developer in southern California. Last year he spent 3 months in Washington state learning pre-industrial woodworking. He is a problem-solver at heart with a knack for artisan bread-baking. Both Siena & Gabriel were raised in Santa Barbara, CA, with roots in Argentina. This connection to South America is very meaningful for both of them & it has been an honor to visit the wild land down south to harvest incayuyo (in the INKA.PINKA blend) & share it with their community in the States. The plant life of their hometown has also managed to become a part of their herbal offerings, wildcrafted mugwort being in the DREAM.TIME blend.
Dominique Caron is a certified aromatherapist, herbalist, and daughter of a family physician. She founded Apoterra Skincare (formerly Caru Skincare Co) in 2012 after hopelessly searching for affordable, natural and sustainable skincare that was effective for her dry, acne-prone skin. Perpetually stuck in the cycle of hormonal acne flare ups, red acne marks, and flaky dry skin, she found an answer to her troublesome complexion in her natural and holistic skincare line. She is now devoted to running an honest and conscious business that provides healthy, sustainable and effective skincare products. Apoterra Skincare sources from small and organic farms when possible, and never uses unsustainably sourced ingredients. Their devotion to our planet goes further with their packaging, from amber glass bottles to eco-friendly labels.
Aquarian Dawn (Mythic Medicinals) was born out of a desire to share knowledge about self care, informed feminine embodiment and deepening our ancestral connections. Amber holds a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from UC Davis and is endlessly interested in exploring the depths of consciousness and how humans make meaning. Outside of academia, she has immersed herself in the study of recent genealogy and deep ancestry, psychedelic healing, float tanks, conscious death and home funerals, and empowered menstruation, sex, and childbirth. mythic medicinals uses all recyclable containers and sustainably forages for all the herbs used in our healing body oils. mugwort, yarrow, and St. Johns wort is picked in the high sierras in Northern California.
Meow Meow Tweet
Meow Meow Tweet was founded by Tara Pelletier and Jeff Kurosaki. Meow Meow Tweet is named for their two beloved cats and Jeff’s bird. From soap to nontoxic insect repellant and deodorant cream to a complete facial regime, Meow Meow Tweet is committed to creating pure, all natural, plant and mineral-based formulas. Drawing on Tara’s background as a chef, all goods are developed as if they were modern culinary dishes. Taking care to thoughtfully source all ingredients for the highest level of efficacy, Tara and Jeff infuse each product with beautiful scents that never overpower. All products are made with organic, raw plant oils and butters, steam-distilled and cold-pressed essen- tial oils and organic or wild-crafted botanicals. Priding themselves on being a vegan brand, they use ab- solutely no animal-derived ingredients, so all formulas are free of carmine, beeswax, honey, palm oil, lanolin and tallow. Meow Meow Tweet is Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certified. Along with Meow Meow Tweet, Tara and Jeff work together as a collaborative artist team, where they cre- ate sculpture, music and performances
Wooden Spoon Herbs
Wooden Spoon Herbs is a small batch apothecary located in the Southern Appalachian foothills of north Georgia. The formation of Wooden Spoon Herbs was predicated on utilizing the bounty of this beautiful bioregion, rather than importing herbs from all over the world. We work with medicinal herb farmers in our area, and all of the herbs we use come from family-owned herb farms. We also wildcraft many abundant herbs, including goldenrod, mountain mint, sumac, elderberry and flower, and so many more. Our main tenents are thus: Local, or even regional, medicine is the best medicine, Plants are our friends and we must treat them as such, and lastly, All wildcrafting must be done in a sustainable and respectful way. In our formulas and products, we use plants that have been used in Southern Folk Medicine for centuries. Many of these of these plants, like black haw and partridgeberry, aren't often found on the market, but are such important medicine. We want to highlight plants that serve the people of our area, in our efforts to diversify the herbal trade and dissuade fads among herbs. Wooden Spoon Herbs belongs to the United Plant Savers, and makes sure to stay abreast of all at-risk and endangered plants and speak up for them when necessary.
Fireweed & Nettle
I'm a Finnish hedgewitch living on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. My herbalism practice is deeply rooted in both a my ancestry, and my bioregion. I'm a firm believer in cultivating a relationship with the wild, and making medicine with the plants you meet, and that this enhances our understanding of where we live, and roots us into an ancient lineage. Much of my medicine is about connecting and communicating with my ancestors, and finding the mycelial ties that bind that knowledge to our frantic, fractured modern world. I teach herbalism as every woman's birthright, through the lens of rewinding, decolonization, and feminism. My business, Fireweed & Nettle Herbal, is both about spreading knowledge, teaching people how to be their own herbalist, and using local, organic, high-quality sources for my medicine. It has grown from my own wildcrafting practice, and love of gardening and growing botanicals. With each medicine update, I include a recipe for folks who can't afford to buy the medicine, as well as promote a cause, often environmental, humanitarian, or climate-related which I donate a part of my profits to. To me, herbalism, is ultimately a form of activism, a way to live my values every day
Sisters of the West
Sisters of the West is a celebration of native plants. Sisters stands for relationship: between people and plants, between person and place, between human beings and nature, between us and the stars, and between each other. All offerings are made entirely with plants grown in and native to the North American Pacific West and are intended for ritual use. Out of love and respect for our native plant Sisters we do not wildcraft the plants we use for Sisters of the West. There are many reasons to consider refraining from wildcrafting: the growing list of endangered native plants, dwindling spaces for native plants to grow, the drought, global warming, and the increasing popularity of herbalism, to name a few... Fortunately, there are many amazing and radical herb farmers to support and we also have an opportunity to strengthen our communities by growing our own herbs or reaching out to neighbors, friends, and family who garden. Sisters of the West offerings are seasonal and handmade in small batches, in accordance with the cycles of the moon and with deep intention and gratitude. Sisters of the West was founded by Renée Camila in honor of plant magic and connection with place. Renée, a first-generation Nicaraguan-American, was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her latest offering is Agua Floral, a line of ever-changing hydrosols distilled with water from Mount Shasta, where she now calls home.
After a few especially inspiring months of traveling together, friends Kara Kochalko and Shea Hardiman started Soul Sunday - a place to foster their creative projects and collaborations. Named after their beloved weekend brunch ritual, “Soul Sunday” represents that bit of the week that you get to spend doing what is fulfilling to you. Influenced by their travel memories, Hardiman and Kochalko began to explore aromatherapy, associating different plants and scents with some of the places they had visited. Rose gardens in Germany, Lemons and espresso beans in Southern Italy. Through scent, memories flooded back, and they could relive some of their experiences. They had realized the transcendent powers of essential oils. Simultaneously, they were studying the practical applications of aromatherapy, blending oils to help body aches or stress. Kara had grown up in her family’s flower and herb gardens, so she made a direct connection to the plants, and as a yoga instructor, Shea incorporated aromatherapy into her practice. Soon, they were creating plant-based products for everyday use. Pulling again from their travels, they developed their signature pastel color palette and Scandinavian-inspired designs. In the summer of 2014, Soul Sunday launched, a small collection of playful aromatherapy oils and skincare. These days, Soul Sunday’s operation remains intimate - the line is still hand-blended by Shea and Kara, with the help of a few close freelancers. Products are prepared small batches, using ingredients that are plant-based and vegan, with the exception of the Positive Seeds Balms, made with beeswax. Many key ingredients are organic. Soul Sunday products are packaged in bio-degradable paperboard tubes and glass bottles, that can be reused and recycled. Ingredients are sourced from local and small businesses. Often, packing materials are repurposed from vendor deliveries. Through Soul Sunday, Shea and Kara’s intention is to share the benefits of plants, in a way that is thoughtful and open to interpretation. They hope to be part of a person’s own unique self care rituals that inspire wellness and a creative, happy spirit.
Elie Barausky from Ula Botanic (formerly Portland Apothecary is an herbalist. maker. gardener. Ever since she can remember, Elie has been using the magic and medicine of plants to create beauty and healing. Growing up on a large biodynamic farm in the hills of Pennsylvania, the vibrant plant world and the rhythms of the seasons were her first teachers. She brewed elderflower syrup with her mother in the spring, harvested wild raspberries in the summers, pressed apples for cider in the fall and helped her father tap maple trees for sap in the late winter. Elie later studied plants and herbalism more formally with herbalists, botanists and biodynamic farmers and continues to be drawn to the alchemical process in plant medicine, and self-care ritual. She eventually went on to co-found Portland Apothecary, offering her formulations of potent herbal remedies that support wellness and vitality. She is grateful for the opportunity to connect so many with the powerful healing and harmonizing qualities of plant medicine. She is currently on a creative sabbatical to deepen her understanding of holistic skincare and aromatherapy as she develops an exciting new project. Stay tuned!
The products we create are not only crafted in hopes of providing humans with a pure, vibrant source of self-care, but just as importantly our botanical creations are dreamt into being as a way of honoring the plants.” I’m Kate Clearlight, founder and formulator at Plantfolk Apothecary. I grew up in northern Vermont with a deep connection to the earth’s magic, most notably through the wise, gnarly old sugar maples and the crystal flute songs of the hermit thrush. After spending the past decade traveling, studying and following the plants, three years ago I came to Taos and have since been completely spellbound by these mystical high desert lands. I am a folk herbalist, herb grower, woods wanderer, medicine maker, flower essence practitioner, and a devoted believer in the cosmic healing powers of our wild allies. With an approach to herbal medicine deeply interwoven with honoring the plant spirits, I craft plant medicine as a bridge to help connect people with the healing magic of the green world. I view each Plantfolk botanical as little plant prayer set into motion, a co-creation between plants and people, and a celebration of the beauty that results. Every ingredient in each product is chosen intentionally and sourced mindfully. We use 100% organic carrier oils, local beeswax, and distill our own floral and plant waters using an artisanal copper still. The sweet sister to Plantfolk Apothecary is our medicinal herb microfarm, Flower Medicine. Born out of devotion to the plants and flowers, we grow medicinal herbs for Plantfolk products and our home apothecary, and are currently working to increase production in order to become a southwestern source for high quality medicinal herbs. It is such an honor to be in service to our beloved plant friends.
Founded in 2015, self-taught distiller, Cortney Herrera began Wildcare with a dedication to create effective skincare based on the indigenous plant life in her landscape. Through red cedar forests of the Pacific Northwest, to velvety white sage in the Topa Topa mountains of California, Cortney and her husband Alejandro actively seek out and learn from nature on a consistent basis, as a ritual for self care and meditation. Receiving formal training in Culinary Arts and an internship in Herbal Medicine in Portland, Oregon, she directly experienced the synergistic relationship and benefits of purely natural ingredients and therapeutic botanical care. After having various skin maladies for most of her life and noticing the immediate positive transformations from the use of the Hydrosols she distilled, Wildcare was born! Wildcare's energetic skincare line is rooted in a commitment to organically grow and ethically wildcraft the botanicals distilled, in addition to supporting small family farms here in the US. The water in each Hydrosol distillation is hand-collected from a local mountain spring, offering pure vibration and energy in every mist. Through the intelligent and ethical use of earth-grown materials along with innovative natural ingredients, the hope for Wildcare is to realign ourselves with nature, creating balance through botanical alchemy.
La Abeja Herbs
A nomad's apothecary, La Abeja Herbs is the business of native Austinite, Sophia Rose. Sophia spends her time between her beloved hometown, the desert of New Mexico, and places neither here nor there. Through La Abeja she offers regular classes, a host of wildcrafted medicines and herbal remedies, as well as flower essence + herbal wellness consultations. La Abeja means Honeybee in Spanish. For as long as humans have known them, we have been fascinated by and have even worshipped the small but elegant Apis mellifera. Their hives are miracles of ingenuity, their efficiency and industry surpass that of the even the most sophisticated civilizations, and of course the sweet nectar they alchemically transform and preserve is enough to deserve our undying admiration. Wherever honeybees pollinate, both flowers and food crops become wildly more abundant and successful, as if Demeter herself had graced the Earth beneath them. Honey boasts countless and diverse healing properties and is also one of the most nourishing foods for the body, heart, and soul. This too is the mission of La Abeja Herbs—to offer guidance and support to people on their healing paths, all the while celebrating and embracing the sweetness of life. Please also see her new online herbal education course Garden Party!
Altar and Leaf Apotheca
Altar & Leaf Apotheca was created to provide others with a sensory experience infused with magic so that they can steep in the waters of supreme self care.All of our blends are curated to flow with the seasons. The botanicals are the narratives told by a humble cup of tea. The unfurling ribbons of steam that transport our spirit to another realm where we can dance in field of wildflowers or cuddle up in front of a warm fire. It is these moments we create for ourselves when we learn the art of slowing down and connecting with our center. Altar & Leaf Apotheca is a heart-centered business, a growing community, a philosophy and a way of love that encircles all the good and beautiful things we strive to create in our own lives. We carefully infuse our medicine stories with integrity for the sources they are harvested from. Whether it is something that is grown on our farm, wild-harvest thoughtfully from the surrounding Cascade Mountain range or the farms and growers that we support. All of the ingredients are earth made and as pure as nature.
Ritual Botanica is small-batch herbal apothecary in the mountains of dear Appalachia supplying hand-harvested body care and spirit medicine. At the heart of Ritual Botanica is a passion for the worlds less heard; the world of plants, elements and unseen realms. Having a relationship with the natural world has the ability to harmonize body, mind, spirit and soul. Our aim is to connect people with this forgotten relationship, and hope to create healthy and inspiring self-care rituals based on a simple formula: happy plants + good medicine + personal intention. Ash, clinical herbalist and creatress of RB believes the best medicine comes from happy plants who still embrace their wild spirit. RB specializes in botanical distilling for hydrosols and plant essence, with a focus on astrological elements. As a long time farmer & herbalist, Ash grows and sustainably wild-harvests the majority of herbs used in products;. the remaining plant material is sourced from friend farmers with much gratitude! Products are free from: GMO’s, synthetic fragrances and preservatives, plastics and all the other yucky stuff! Just pure, simple and powerful plant magic! Like much of the Plant Fam, RB is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and United Plant Savers. Find out the complete plant list, philosophy and on-going medicinal “re-foresting” project on the site.
One Willow Apothecaries
Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, herbalist and energy worker who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. She is the creator and concoctress behind One Willow Apothecaries, a small Appalachian-grown business that offers handmade and heartfelt medicine. She is also the muse behind Woolgathering & Wildcrafting, a blog detailing the potent magic of good medicine: plants and dreams, earth skills and developing a deep connection with the land. Asia began her journey into healing and plant-based medicine after early years of chronic pain. The experience— which pushed her into a deep search for healing, both within and without— led her to the altar of the green world, where she fell irrevocably in love with plants. She began her formal study of herbs with Juliet Blankespoor and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and has continued to study, seek, listen and learn ever since. Asia’s work is a unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism and intuitive healing. She holds a B.A in English, Anthropology and Native American studies from Vassar College and a Reiki Master degree. Her training includes work with shamanic dream teacher Robert Moss, psychiatrist Brian Weiss, and Chinese stone medicine practitioner Sarah Thomas of the Jade Purity Lineage. She teaches for The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and Ashevillage as well as at her apothecary studio on The Island in Marshall, NC. Asia facilitates workshops at schools and gatherings across the country and is blessed to work intimately with people and plants, spirit and stones.
Wild Rose is our response to an economy where the ecological, political and social costs of manufacturing are veiled. Founded in 2011 by Ash, a self-taught folk herbalist who has spent the last decade learning the alchemical art of plant medicine. Ethically handcrafted on a two-acre homestead in the heart of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, Wild Rose offers strictly natural botanical body care. We strive to minimize the social, environmental and ethical footprint of our products by choosing sources that are local, non-GMO, sustainably harvested, organic or fair trade. We grow many of the fresh botanicals needed for our recipes just outside the workshop in our organic permaculture gardens. Wild Rose offsets the inevitable environmental impact of our business by donating a portion of our annual profits to environmental and social justice groups
Irish Roots Botanics
Irish Roots Botanics was born out of a desire to find body and spirit balancing and nourishment by way of herbal ritual. Founder, Ashley Finney is a trained community, folk herbalist and believer in the importance of connecting one self to the creative powers of mother nature and her offerings of magic and medicine. Her curiosity and calling into the plant world started off as empowerment through self nourishment, wellness and vitality. She committed herself to classes, books, and kitchen witchin' in her home state of Florida with gardening and medicine crafting for herself, friends and family. It is there she deepened her plant medicine relationship and knowledge with studying under respected teachers and continued that path onto Texas, where she relocated in 2014. If not dabbling in her own garden, tending the plants, she can be found at some of her favorite "off the beaten path" woods and fields singing praises to the native wild and weedy friends in Central Texas. While some of her most beloved remedies are curated with plants from her own backyard, she also enjoys using bio-regional wild medicine as well as ethically sourced plant material from US small batch herb farms. Plant potions are lovingly heart-crafted and offered in simple forms of tinctures, tisanes, salves, syrups and oils. She is committed to using plant material of high vibrational energy and formulating in small batch to ensure pure and potent healing medicine.
Wild Honey Apothecary
Wild Honey Apothecary is a circle of love, held gently within the sacred space of our little family. We are a Ma, Pa and baby outfit, working out of our berm-home studio nestled in the pines of southeast Wisconsin. We source our ingredients respectfully of the planet, and all living creatures upon her earth. Creating with the purest, most lovingly gathered materials is at the heart of our beliefs. Kat, the "Ma" is a holistic RN who has been devoted to learning and discovering the majesty of of plants for over fifteen years. Greg, the "Pa" is also a RN and amazing campfire guitarist. And our little baby boy is the prism of dancing light that showered our souls with more inspiration and dedication then we ever dreamed. It is our honor to create botanically and share in the journey with everyone.
Aster & Bay
Erin Hammond began blending plant oils together in her Atlanta kitchen in 2012. The results were so transformative for her own self-care routine that she knew a new calling had been found. With a background in architecture, Erin designed what would be the first Aster & Bay line and launched it online in 2013. Her interest in herbalism, folklore, and historic processes help guide the creative direction of Aster & Bay to this day. Each product formulation begins around the efficacy of herbs as skin allies, using as much of the whole plant as possible, and avoiding extracts and derivatives. In 2015, Erin's husband Glen Hammond joined Aster & Bay full time, making it a true family-run business. Together, they relocated to Scotland in 2016 and are currently turning their attention to Scottish herbal lore, and looking forward to incorporating more local and sustainable harvested Scottish plants into their formulations.
BFree Organics offers "do it yourself" healing therapies ranging from skin repair, postpartum healing, wellness tinctures and oil based aromatherapy for men, women, children and families. Established in 2012, by Herbal Skin Care Therapist, Cassandra Dailey, we embrace the 'whole person' — body, mind and spirit — in ones quest for a conscious lifestyle and green environment. After healing my eldest sons severe skin condition using my homemade concoctions, I knew it was my calling to journey through this life, servicing communities with a variety of healing wellness products, 100% plant based formulations, small batch and handcrafted so my products are always fresh and full of love. As an honor to Mother Earth we deliver a wellness line, free of GMO, gluten, synthetic perfumes and dyes, parabens, and un-natural preservatives. We offer custom orders for the ones that seek specific healing. All of BFree's ingredients are organic and locally wild-harvested, in a sustainable manner. Everything is artisanal made with herbs, botanicals, extracts, and aromatherapy grade essential oils. BFree Organics not only helps you heal your skin, but my formulations uplift, rejuvenate and nourish. We are a conscious small family owned company that believes in recycling to lighten our individual carbon footprint. We invite you to share our passion for a toxic free, loving environment for you and your family and wish you a lifetime of BEAUTIFUL memories + healing.
Born & raised in the mountains & foothills in the Sierra Nevada, I was naturally immersed in the plant world as a wily little girl nurtured amongst the ancient presence of giant sequoias, dramatic heights of granite rock faces, & the freewheeling spirit of the wildflowers of the Sierra. Semilla was born as a project harkening back to my origin, and the SEED of what drew me into the practice of herbal medicine. My work highlights on cultivating an intimate relationship with place, paying close attention to the moods, tendencies, and nature of the growing things that grow in the places where I grow as an attempt to better understand the energetic nature of the medicine. I focus primarily on the use of native West Coast species, and I make products according to the seasons, taking great care to watch the plants throughout their growing cycle, harvesting them ethically at their optimal point of medicine. From the wisdom & care of the great teachers and plant-folk of the California School of Herbal Studies, my education also includes a BA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley, and many-a good underground herbal "internship" in West Sonoma County. In pursuit of a more dynamic herbal education, and in participation with a global continuity in a shifting healthcare paradigm, I am also currently enrolled in a four-year MAcOM masters program in Traditional Chinese Herbalism & Acupuncture in the misty Pacific Northwest. These days, I try to spend most of my time cultivating food for my community, sketching & identifying plants in their wild places, and concocting remedies under silvery moonlight. Thank you for supporting Semilla & happy romping out there.
Kings Road Apothecary
Hi, my name is Rebecca Altman. I make things (herbal bath, body, facial, and medicinal products); I write things (plant monographs, ramblings about nature, herbalism and being human); I teach (here, there, everywhere); and I do healing work (herbal, somatic, and energetic). I also spend a lot of my free time in the wilds, [ethically and reverently] gathering the plants I use to make things. My journey into the plant world started in 2005, after a psychiatric mis-diagnosis and subsequent pharmaceutical rollercoaster. I was living in Palm Springs at the time, and started hiking, for hours, spending time out in the desert and surrounding mountains. The plants spoke to me, and dare I say even, saved my life. I started Kings Road Apothecary in 2010, when I moved to Los Angeles and found myself desperately missing these wild places. It became so apparent to me, living in the city, how many people here needed to find a connection to nature here too. So many people assumed that there’s an either/ or situation: that you have to live in the wilds and be wild yourself or live in a city and be disconnected. I set out to prove that wrong— that you can be a part of nature and a part of the ecosystem and connected to the earth wherever you are on earth. My goal is to (re)connect people: to the earth, yes, but even deeper than that, to connect people, through the chaos and confusion of modern life, to the core of who they are. That's the intention running through every single product I make and thing I write; a stand against the chaos of the world, with a pen in one hand and a piece of plant matter in the other.
Fat and The Moon
Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking natural and effective alternatives to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovatively simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Our skin is the organ of our edge- it is the place where we meet the world. Our edges are the places we grow and change. Fat and the Moon provides intentionally made potions to support that edge. F&M, at its core, is about healing: Healing is reflected in the way we choose to do business, in right relationship with people and plants. We work with plants that are abundant, ethically harvested and organically cultivated and combine them in formulations that are radically non-toxic. Our priority is to use reusable, recyclable containers, and to minimize superfluous packaging. Healing is reflected in our wholehearted support of Self Care and Self Love which stands in opposition to the pervasive message that something is inherently wrong with us, and that we need a product to fix it. We see the beauty in all bodies, all backgrounds, all ethnicities, all races and all genders. Our potions are mediums of empowerment through self-care. Healing is in the intimate connection we have with our products; each one is handmade to order by one of our incredible makers. Along with our founding herbalist, our team consists of a budding herbalist, a practicing herbalist, a talented baker and an esthetician. We provide nourishing products because we are nourished by making them.
Brittany Ducham is a writer, community herbalist, organizer, medicine maker, abortion doula, and brave communicator that has called the mountains of Colorado home for the last six years. Brittany is the owner of Spellbound Herbals which was formed in 2015. She has five years of intensive study in Western Herbal Medicine, and her admiration for nature is long-held and deeply connected to her passion for social justice and radical tenderness. Her preferred remedies are uncomplicated preparations that reflect folk traditions and embrace local flora. Brittany loves to share + intuitively craft tea blends. Each of her teas are made in small batches with herbs ethically wildcrafted or organically grown. When inspiration hits, and a certain plant calls, you may find seasonal potions available. Brittany is committed to the work of decolonization and believes in asking the plant for permission to harvest. She contemplates any assumed entitlement to take and the role of colonization in how we interact with the land. In addition, Brittany is the designer, writer and publisher of zines that bring together plant, person and political. She is invested in diy communities and supports small press culture. Brittany is forever devoted to the power of words to shed light, unify and empower and is presently working on a book inspired by her zine, A Way To Survive: Herbal Allies, Practices + Prompts for Difficult Times. Brittany and Spellbound Herbals are now in transition, being pulled to new landscapes by plant teachings and dear friends. She is staying open to what Spellbound can be, and how to best be of service to her creative yearnings + evolving community.
Penny Frances Apothecary
Sarah has carefully designed her products to share with you her many passions in life. She has a profound romanticism for each and every ingredient she carefully selects. Her products transport you; the feeling of salty skin with delicate wafts of coconut and fresh limes, enticing a dance between the olfactory and the tangible. Sun on skin, fires on beaches, dancing on the sand, the smell of the ocean, salty hair, sleeping under the stars on a balmy, summer's night, the sound of crickets, the scent of fresh lemons, orange blossoms, frangipani, jasmine & vanilla orchards in the air, lavender fields. True Love. Real Magic. Elixirs of the earth. Whilst growing up in Africa, Australia & Scotland, her Mother hugely influenced her on the foundations of skincare, finding the beauty within, what you put into your body, the importance of ones perspective on life & the simplistic benefits of fresh air, drinking gallons of water, plenty of olive oil, good food, salty ocean air and sunshine, from here her passions were ignited. Sarah's love for flavours and aromas further developed, and so began her extensive culinary training in Edinburgh & Sydney, Australia, which eventually took her all over the world. From her expansive travels all over Europe, to far off islands, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, South East Asia and everywhere in between. During these travels, Sarah became enraptured and bewitched by the allure of scent and the exotic potency of plants. All items made by Penny Frances Apothecary are comprised of plant-based, organic (where stated), wild-crafted ingredients, including essential oils quality controlled and tested by certified aromatherapists and are free of petroleum, parabens, synthetic fragrances and chemical residues and NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS. Sarah creates her own formulas, all her beautiful products are hand blended and poured in micro batches to ensure freshness and ultra potency. All our products are contained in exquisite Miron violet glass, which works like a natural filter that only lets in the sunlight that protects and improves the quality of our potent botanical skincare.
A native of southern Illinois, Erin grew up in the woods, surrounded by trees, plants and all the sounds and smells of nature. Her small, rural town and home were secluded, enabling her imagination and inciting a passion for roaming the woods—discovering sights untouched and unseen. As a child, she often mistook wild oxalis for a rare four-leaf clover, excitingly bringing them to her parents. These fond memories of discovery and curiosity have guided her creations, with honesty and transparency at their core. Erin is certified with the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies in Organic Body Care Products, which is recognized by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Oxalis Apothecary is about the joy of nature and all it has to offer. We're founded on the desire to make the products we use on the outside match the quality of those we use to nourish our inside. Taking care of our skin and well-being should be uncomplicated and uncompromising. We're interchangeably fascinated with living in the woods, barefoot and free, to living in the city, cleaned up and polished. Finding a balance between the two is helped by bringing natural elements into our daily beauty routine. That's why our focus is simply plant to body. Kindred to the farm to table approach of eating, our products allow naturally healing ingredients from the earth to take care of our skin and our spirits.Oxalis Apothecary was born in Brooklyn, NY out of a long-time love of body care, an obsession with the psychology of scent and a desire to create safe and effective natural products. All of the products are 100% natural, enriched with premium plant based oils, herbs and minerals, ethically sourced ingredients and handcrafted in small batches by Erin Wexstten in New Orleans, LA.
My name is Natassia and Northlore is my small batch apothecary located in Treaty 6 territory on the Canadian Prairies. Northlore’s plant-based bodycare products are rooted in place and inspired by the local plant life in my surrounding bioregions-- I grow and ethically wildcraft plants as a sustainable alternative to importing them here from around the world. As such, the quality and abundance of ingredients are a prerequisite for every product that I create. My education in Political Science has informed socially conscious business practices, which include supporting local and small-scale suppliers, growing over-harvested plants, advocating for grassland conservation (Canada’s most threatened ecosystem), and choosing reusable and compostable paper packaging. Northlore’s products offer a modern take on traditional skin-soothing recipes such as herbal infused soaps, honeys, salves, serums, teas, and hand-distilled hydrosols.
Jana Blankenship is the founder of Captain Blankenship. Founded in 2009, Captain Blankenship is an organic beauty company based in New York’s Hudson River Valley that makes face, body, haircare products and perfumes with organic and wild-harvested ingredients. Captain Blankenship was born out of Jana’s desire to create organic beauty products that create a direct link with nature. Jana great up in Cambridge, MA in a house filled with creativity and cats. As a child, Jana loved making potions out of infusing pine needles and roses. Her mother was a fashion designer who let her play with her vanity full of fragrances from the 1980s. Heavy mixing of these perfumes, led to an ongoing sensitivity to synthetic fragrances. Jana went to Cornell University and received a dual degree in Art History and Fine Arts. She also received an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts. Jana was the curator at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco when she started making natural perfumes and beauty products for herself, family and friends as a hobby. After numerous studies in herbalism, soapmaking and most importantly natural perfumery with her mentor Mandy Aftel, she saw that this was the path she wanted to follow. Jana dove headfirst into the rich palette of natural perfumery and herbalism and didn’t look back. She lives in Gardiner, NY with her husband, two children, dog and cat.
Fat of The Land
Based in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Fat of the Land Apothecary offers intimate medicine that is either personally grown in our herb garden and by local farmers, or sustainably wildcrafted in the mountains and valleys we call home. Our mission to share and honor the wisdom, magic, and abundance of the land, while promote a cycle of health by nurturing the conviviality of all things. True health is to nourish our bodies, minds, and environment. Fat of the Land is an extension of that thought. By using only ethically wildcrafted and organically grown plants we are able to capture the potent medicine of the seasons. By packing all our products in glass amber bottles and recycled paper we aim to preserve the vital force of the plants while reducing waste. Fat of the Land is the love child of Anja Rothe. An earth steward and traveler, Anja is frequently on the move to muse upon new lands and connect with the medicine of place through it’s native plants.
Moon Nectar Apothecary
Moon Nectar Apothecary, founded in 2015 with the desire to break free from the mundane and follow a more intuitive calling, focuses on handcrafted skin care products, herbal potions, & ritual essence. Inspired by travel throughout Southeast Asia & Central America where the healing nature of plants, ceremonial rituals, and the cycles of universal connectivity were emphasized, Moon Nectar Apothecary strives to provide organic & harmonically sound products that beneﬁt positive living. All herbs are used in relation to a planetary & astrological association. Allison Kaylor, owner & operator of Moon Nectar Apothecary, is an illustrator, Tarot reader, Reiki healer, gem hunter, gypsy wanderer, and mother.
Torches Ceremonials embodies the many ways in which the sacred can be reclaimed with rituals of self care, and commonplace can be transformed into ceremony. We create small batch, seasonal blends with sustainably wildcrafted weeds and sourced from small flower & herb farmers in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Carolina. Using locally grown plants is vital and essential for us because there is much bounty, beauty, and ancient healing in these blue-hued mountains. We believe in cultivating a relationship with and a reverence for the plants used as medicine, in whatever shape that may take. Every creation is meticulously crafted, assembled with intention and presented in recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging. Brit Cameron Josa, firestarter and founder, was first inspired to study herbalism by her mother’s journey to healing herself and their family through natural healing practices. Josa hopes the creation of Torches Ceremonials will inspire others to help & heal themselves, find magic in the mundane, and become ignited with a passion for preserving the natural world.
Rachel Burgos of Snakeroot Apothecary is an herbalist residing in the Mojave Desert town of Joshua Tree, California. The desert is her home and teacher; the boulders, the plants, the wind, and more advise her work. She is a clinical herbalist dedicated to providing preventative health care and education using plant, stone, animal & earth medicines in a holistic way. When working clinically this encompasses focus (not limited to) the patterns of imbalance we create through various traumas, ancestral patterning for both chronic and acute, emotional, physical or spiritual imbalances. She believes herbalism is an act of social justice wether it be education (working on schools and prisons right now -- please contact if you have more information), clinical outreach, tending wild stands or volunteering time for indigenous resistance movements. Herbalism informs her practice as an artist. Rachel's work connects plants are art together in an experiential framework inviting non-human and human community participation. She is currently engaged with a High Desert Test Sites project building a community Materia Medica based on people's direct experiences with plants. We are focusing on the spiritual healing aspects of plants and their energetics. Part of this project includes a medicinal plant garden at AZ-West in Joshua Tree, CA. Rachel is collaborating with Landscape Architecture student and Artist, Greta Aalborg-Volper, on a Mojave Desert Medicinal Plant Garden and Energetic Sanctuary. This project hopes to reconnect people's minds, bodies, and spirits with plants and other non-humans in hope to create greater ecological reciprocation. These connections inform everything. As an offering the Snakeroot Apothecary line provides quality energetic plant and stone based formulations. No plant material used in these products are wildcrafted but sourced from organic farms, gardens, tended stands on own or friends properties. Herbs are processed according to the lunar calendar made with love and ceremony.